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Associate in Private Equity FoF - will answer...Noticed quite a few questions regarding FoF on here recently (probably due to recruiting cycle) so thought a thread might be helpful - no PMs if possible. My background is non-traditional. I'm from the UK, top 10(ish) university, finance degree, joined one of the biggest UK asset managers and... 2 years 9 months
From LP to GPI currently work as an analyst for a family office / foundation with around $2bn in assets, around 25% is invested in PE (or illiquids if you include real estate, mezz, vc, oaktree type funds etc)....with the remainder in long-only or hedge funds. I've only been here 6 months (after a 18 month... 4 years 6 months

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Greenspring Associates?[quote=InvertedMooning]Bump, have an interview with them soon Seems like a VC FoF with co-investment/direct investment capabilities. [/quote] they are the top-performing VC FoF. Read up on exacttarget before your interview. 8 months 6 days
Wall St StereotypesHedge funder: Salesman Private equity guy: Salesman CEO: Salesman Prop trader: Don't know the Analyst: Geek Salesman The Associate: Junior Salesman The MD: Salemsman 1 year 2 weeks
Ask a joke during interviewA pedophile is dragging a child through the woods. All of a sudden he turns to the child and says, ''I don't know why you're crying, I have to walk home on my own.'' 1 year 1 month
IBD after going Public Every ex-GS partner I speak to contends that GS completely lost the "client is king" ethos and they swapped it for a "quarterly earnings are king". This meant that their client relationships transitioned from being a true advisory relationship, to a pure sales one. 1 year 1 month
KKR/apollo/platinum equity email format?Seniors have the same email format at KKR. Non-US based Apollo employees are [email protected] Dunno platinum. 1 year 1 month
The sell-side 15 - how to stay fit yet still fit...The fact that you Americans require an article explaining how to drink in a bar is a pretty damning indictment of your alcohol laws. A 21 year old in Britain has genuinely been drinking in the pub for 5/6 years and would be in no need of such instructions. Also my advice (I put on about a stone... 1 year 4 months
You lie about your salary?!First world problems 1 year 5 months
Ask me anything: London BB IBD to top 3 PEAnyone from your class or at other banks you know leave banking to go to family offices? We (Mayfair family office) are about to do some recruiting of some juniors and wondering whether we should look at some bankers? 1 year 5 months
London Based African PE FundsDevelopment Partners International 1 year 5 months
Maintaining confidentiality during informational...This is what NDAs are for. 1 year 7 months